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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-1679

Original release date: 04/22/2008
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Multiple integer overflows in imageop.c in Python before 2.5.3 allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted images that trigger heap-based buffer overflows. NOTE: this issue is due to an incomplete fix for CVE-2007-4965.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/22/2008)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2008-1679 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:017
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3438
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:163
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.python.org/issue1179
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33937
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29889
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0149
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 38675
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7800
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31687
External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugs.python.org/msg64682
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31255
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-02-12
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200807-01
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100074697
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.novell.com/support/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=InfoDocument-patchbuilder-readme5032900
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2008-217-01
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31358
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29955
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10583
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31518
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31365
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-2424
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 30872
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-632-1
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1620
External Source: XF
Name: python-imageopc-bo(41958)
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:164
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1551
Type: Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10583
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7800
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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